Past Events

On April 16th and 17th, 2016, Fairmount Park will celebrated Spring with the art of floral design within six of the historic park houses:  Cedar Grove, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, Laurel Hill, Woodford and, of course, Ormiston Mansion.  

From 10:00AM to 4:00PMparticipants had  the opportunity to explore the first floor of each house which had been decorated by local garden clubs and florists.   

We encourage you to read the below flyer and go the website to find more information.   

Phyllis Fox

President -Royal Heritage Society

Don't miss this Annual Event at Ormiston sponsored by the Royal Heritage Society


On October 7, 2012, the Royal Heritage Society mounted a joint celebration of British and German heritage at Ormiston Mansion.  An oompah band provided rollicking good music, and all sorts of delicious ethnic food was shared.  RHS Board Member Stewart Patrick donated many interesting art pieces that were sold through a very successful silent auction.

A festive and sumptuous buffet was enjoyed - wurst, potato pancakes, sauerkraut and general Gemuetlichkeit
In good German style, plates were cleaned by the happy diners.
RHS President Phyllis Fox and Joseph Trelli
Former RHS Vice-President Christopher Blackwall and Mary Blackwall
Don Corcoran and Adele Hepburn
Judge Idee Fox, Frances Menin, Michael Lynagh, Peg Mertz and Susan
George Shelps, husband of Oktoberfest Chair Margarita Lorenz, greeted fellow members and guests.
A contingent of the Cheers Band of Cheers Performances
provided oompah music and waltzes.

On June 2, 2012, the Royal Heritage Society and the local chapter of the Daughters of the British Empire celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee at Ormiston Mansion.

On his visit to Philadelphia on December 14, 2011, newly installed British Consul General Danny Lopez enjoyed tea at Ormiston and met with officers of various British organizations such as the Royal Heritage Society.

Dan Lopez, Oliver Franklin (Honorary British Consul in Philadelphia), Deborah Webster 
(President English Speaking Union),Susan Gerrity (Commonwealth Committee Organizer)

Phyllis Fox, (President of RHS) and Patricia Wigg (State President of the DBE)